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Unread 01-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Hood wont close. Need help

Went to change my headlight out today and after I finished I went to close the hood and it won't close all the way. It will latch but won't go all the way down to lock. Anyone know how to fix this?

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Unread 01-31-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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Also could someone take a picture of their hood latch when the hood is open so I can compare it with my latch? Thanks
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Unread 01-31-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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Make sure the release lever under the dash is back to the normal position. Mine gets stuck sometimes and I have to push back into the normal position. Should close after that. Good luck.
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Unread 01-31-2013, 07:33 PM   #4
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It's back in the original position. I think that the cable might have come loose but I'm not surr
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Unread 02-02-2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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Unread 02-02-2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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It will latch but won't go all the way down to lock.
So once it latches, it won't move down any further to catch? Like that is the end of any downward movement.
Or does it latch and you can push it down but it will not catch to completely shut?

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Unread 03-23-2014, 12:07 AM   #7
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Just ran into this issue on my 05 WK 5.7L. I found that the locking piece got stuck and needed to be tapped with a screwdriver. That let the arm swing back out to catch the hood latch when it was closed. Don't know if it helped being a year late haha but perhaps it will help someone later on.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 09:55 AM   #8
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mine does that all the time but so far 100% of the time its from me leaving a screwdriver or wrench somewhere I shouldn't
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Unread 03-26-2014, 02:40 PM   #9
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Be careful with this, just this past weekend going 65mph on an interstate highway, I had my hood on my 1996 Grand Cherokee Limited open and flip/bent over my windshield. It was one of the scariest moments of my life. I got off the highway safely, but needed to replace the hood hinges and am still using the bent hood until I can get another one from the salvage yard.
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